Arizona Daily Star (Tuscon, Ariz.)
Mary C. Esslinger, 88, passed away at her Adult Care Home on Friday, October 8, 2010. Her husband, William B. Esslinger predeceased her in 1997. She was the daughter of Rev. Philip R. Coen, D.D. and his wife, Helen Buchanan Coen and was born in Lerna, Ill., in 1922.
Mary is survived by her three sons, Rev. William Esslinger (Loretta), Steve Esslinger and Tim Esslinger, all residing in the Tucson area. She was predeceased by her three siblings, Rev. Philip R. Coen (Lucille) of Taylorville, Ill., John Frederick (Betty) of Maroa, Ill., and Helen Ramona (Mona Coen Jenkins) who taught school for many years in Tucson.